People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, hill country views, and quaint downtown. However, Boerne also has far more to offer visitors and residents alike than many realize! Boerne is known for rich heritage, great location, and an active community, all of which are showcased by local businesses. No need to research, five of the best fun events to attend and businesses to visit in Boerne this week are described below. Hopefully this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little more simple!
Travel Through Christmas Light Fest at Don Strange Ranch
Haven’t made the annual family trip to a drive-thru Christmas light show yet this season? There’s still time to take a trip to Don Strange Ranch! The infamous Boerne light display encompasses the wonder and beauty of the Christmas season as thousands of lights twinkle and dance as music plays. The Ranch will also host a Santa’s Village featuring plenty of treats to eat and drink and hayrides throughout the night. From Santa to Rudolph, make sure to spot your favorite holiday celebrity at Don Strange Ranch!
When: Wednesday 6pm to 9pm, Thursday-Sunday from 6pm to 10pm.
Where: Don Strange Ranch, 103 Waring Welfare Rd, Boerne, TX
Check Out The Christmas Shoppe
Have guests coming to town and need a few more Christmas decorations to make the house look just right? Downtown Boerne has the perfect solution! A store with endless Christmas cheer, The Christmas Shoppe is filled with trees, ornaments, decorations, and all other things Christmas related! The store never ceases to deliver just the right touch for your holiday decorations, and the convenient location means you don’t have to search all over the area for the perfect item. Be sure to stop by the Christmas Shoppe sometime this week so you don’t miss out on the best they have to offer this year!
When: 10am to 5:30pm, hours may differ on Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Where: 132 S Main St, Boerne, TX
Take in a Holiday Movie
Looking to get out of the house and do something as a family this holiday season? Why not go see a new movie! From Alvin and the Chipmunks, to Concussion, to Star Wars there are always plenty of new movies released during the holiday season. This year the lineup is particularly impressive and boasts numerous films eyeing academy award nominations. Lucky for you, Boerne has its own 11-screen movie theater featuring all the necessities. From comfortable seats, to popcorn, candy, and drinks, the Boerne Starplex has it all. You can’t go wrong seeing a movie in Boerne this holiday season!
When: Various Showtimes.
Where: Starplex Cinemas, 205 Old San Antonio Rd, Boerne, TX
Spend the Day at a Local Theme Park
One great part of living in Boerne is just how close the town is to some of the most sought after family fun destinations in the State. While not technically in Boerne, both Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World are nearby and make for a great family day out. Around the holidays the parks are two of the most festive attractions in the San Antonio area. Fiesta Texas is just a fifteen minute drive from downtown Boerne and covers the entire park in lights, ornaments, and other festive decorations for its annual season of “Holiday in the Park”, which also features a variety of festive shows. Just a few minutes further down the road, Sea World presents “SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration”. That event also includes themed shows, decorations, and a variety of opportunities to celebrate throughout the park. No matter your choice, a day at either park is a day well spent!
When: Six Flags opens Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 9pm. Sea World opens
from 1pm to 8pm.
Where: Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257
Sea World San Antonio, 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
Eat at Scenic Loop Cafe
Since 1991, Scenic Loop Cafe has provided high quality food in a beautiful setting to guests from Boerne and beyond. The Cafe was created with the hope that guests could dress up or dress down depending on how they feel, but could always depend on a great meal and a great place to celebrate any occasion. The Cafe now offers a number of specialty dishes crossing a variety of food genres. With a relaxed atmosphere, warm fires, Texas music, and a wonderful patio, the Scenic Loop is the perfect place to take family this holiday season!
When: Monday-Thursday 11am to 9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am to 10p, Sunday 9am to 9pm.
Where: 25615 Boerne Stage Rd, San Antonio, TX